We have a hen that developed a prolapsed vent about 2 weeks ago. She also had some flies and subsequent maggots get on her vent because she was making a mess of herself and we didn't catch it right away. We cleaned her up and isolated her and began treating her vent with honey for the fist couple days. Her vent slowly got better and about a week after we brought her in ( and a couple days with a diaper ) it was staying in on it's own. We were also treating her foot for an infection at the same time.
2 days ago she was getting really really antsy to get back to the flock and her vent seemed normal, although it did look a bit "loose" if that makes sense. Her foot was healing well so we put her out. She laid an egg yesterday and she is prolapsed again! Even worse than last time!
She also has a really runny/wet back end and now I am wondering if something else is going on, possibly vent gleet. There is no white, running stuff, but she definitely has liquid seeping from her vent and it makes her back end wet. It might just be diarrhea?
Can diarrhea or vent gleet cause prolapse?